San Diego County Reports 658 New COVID-19 Cases

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
October 6, 2021 Updated: October 6, 2021

SAN DIEGO—San Diego County reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 and two new virus-related deaths in its latest data on Oct. 6.

The number of COVID patients in county hospitals increased from 329 on Monday to 338 on Tuesday, with 87 of those patients in intensive care, according to state figures.

Tuesday’s numbers brought the county’s cumulative totals to 359,167 cases and 4,092 deaths since the pandemic began.

A total of 18,805 new tests were logged by the county on Tuesday, and the percentage of positive cases over the past 14 days was 3.6 percent.

More than 4.76 million vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with 2.47 million people—or 88.2 percent of eligible county residents—having received at least one dose, according to the latest data. Fully vaccinated county residents number more than 2.21 million, or around 78.8 percent of the county’s eligible population.

No-cost COVID-19 vaccines are available at medical providers, pharmacies, community clinics, and county public health centers for people who do not have a medical provider.

A list of locations and more information is available at

Boosters are now available for those who qualify at about 400 locations countywide. Fully vaccinated people who contract infections were advised to talk with their doctor about boosters.